[Turing 2012] Christian Answer #5

christian round

This is the fifth entry in the Christian round of the 2012 Ideological Turing Test for Religion. In this round, the honest answers of Christians are mixed in with atheists’ best efforts to talk like Christians. It’s your job to see if you can spot the difference. The voting link appears at the end of the entry, and you can look at all entries in this round here. When (if ever) have you deferred to your philosophical or theological system over your intuitions?As a Catholic I bel … [Read more...]

[Turing 2012] Christian Answer #4

christian round

This is the fourth entry in the Christian round of the 2012 Ideological Turing Test for Religion. In this round, the honest answers of Christians are mixed in with atheists’ best efforts to talk like Christians. It’s your job to see if you can spot the difference. The voting link appears at the end of the entry, and you can look at all entries in this round here. When (if ever) have you deferred to your philosophical or theological system over your intuitions?I try to defer to Je … [Read more...]

[Turing 2012] Christian Answer #3

christian round

This is the third entry in the Christian round of the 2012 Ideological Turing Test for Religion. In this round, the honest answers of Christians are mixed in with atheists’ best efforts to talk like Christians. It’s your job to see if you can spot the difference. The voting link appears at the end of the entry, and you can look at all entries in this round here. When (if ever) have you deferred to your philosophical or theological system over your intuitions?I deferred to my the … [Read more...]

All Entries in the 2012 Christian Round

christian round

In a conventional Turing Test, computer programmers try to write a computer program that can pass for human.  In the Ideological Turing Test, atheists and Christians test how well they understand each other by trying to talk like each other.  All the entries in the Christian round are collected below, and you can click on each link to read the entry to decide whether you think the author is sincere or shamming.Make sure you vote before you read the comments on individual entries; they're o … [Read more...]

[Turing 2012] Christian Answer #2

christian round

This is the second entry in the Christian round of the 2012 Ideological Turing Test for Religion. In this round, the honest answers of Christians are mixed in with atheists’ best efforts to talk like Christians. It’s your job to see if you can spot the difference. The voting link appears at the end of the entry, and you can look at all entries in this round here. When (if ever) have you deferred to your philosophical or theological system over your intuitions?I’ve always found th … [Read more...]

[Turing 2012] Christian Answer #1

christian round

This is the first entry in the Christian round of the 2012 Ideological Turing Test for Religion. In this round, the honest answers of Christians are mixed in with atheists’ best efforts to talk like Christians. It’s your job to see if you can spot the difference. The voting link appears at the end of the entry, and you can look at all entries in this round here. When (if ever) have you deferred to your philosophical or theological system over your intuitions?I defer to my the … [Read more...]

Guess who moved to Patheos?

Eve Tushnet!You may remember her from this NYT profile: "A Gay Catholic Voice Against Same-Sex Marriage."  But if you're a regular reader of the blog, you must also remember Eve from all the time's I've sent you over to her blog because she's come up with short and cogent ways to think about philosophy problems (remember metaphysical backsliding?).  Or her long and thought-provoking ways of thinking.She's also an alum of my very pugilistic philosophical debating group.  (And one of the ma … [Read more...]


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